A resident living in her bed hadn’t seen her son for almost 10 years. He is a special needs psychiatric patient living in an institution in another town. The resident suffered a stroke a few years ago and was left paralysed and blind.
A Care worker suggested that she and her husband fetch the son (they knew him from school) and bring him to visit her. The resident was so very pleased to “see" him after such a long time and the son was equally happy to see his mother after such a long time.
The Care workers dressed the resident up and had her hair done for the occasion. All the Care partners were so pleased with the effort put in by all members to make this day special for the resident.
Story teller: Stella Erasmus, Certified Eden Associate (September 2018)
Community: Huis Silwerjare Free State Care in Action, Petrus Steyn, Free State. 35 residents, 30 employees.
Date: December 2018